The African Parliamentary Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation (APNIFFT), in collaboration with the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) and Policy Forum, is gearing up to launch the APNIFFT Tanzania national caucus on September 7, 2023.
This significant caucus inauguration aims to bring together an array of stakeholders, including members of parliament, parliamentary officials, researchers, academics, and representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs). The central theme of this launch event will revolve around the pivotal role of MPs in combatting illicit financial flows and addressing tax injustices.
The launch serves as a crucial platform to catalyze collective action among Tanzania's Members of Parliament, with a particular focus on combatting illicit financial flows in Africa and addressing tax injustices. These issues have a profound impact on domestic revenue streams, which are indispensable for Tanzania's overall development.
It is noteworthy that this launch coincides with a period during which Tanzania, alongside several other African countries operating within the APNIFFT framework, has brought forth motions concerning Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs). Significantly, various nations have taken legislative measures and proposed changes to address IFFs and promote financial transparency. These actions include amendments to key legislation such as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2015, the Mining Act, and the Anti-Corruption Act in Liberia. Additionally, revisions have been made to the Excise Duty Act in Kenya, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, and Ghana.
APNIFFT, a flagship program coordinated by TJNA, is dedicated to providing a robust platform for African legislators. It aims to foster strategic discussions, facilitate knowledge exchange, and initiate capacity-building initiatives explicitly designed to combat illicit financial flows and tax injustices across the African continent.
APNIFFT's core mission is to empower its members to lead impactful change within their respective jurisdictions. This is achieved by facilitating simplified advocacy-related dialogues and debates on critical topics such as IFFs, tax governance, and domestic resource mobilization.
For those seeking more information about APNIFFT and its diverse initiatives, we encourage you to reach out to Rodgers Kidiya at firstname.lastname@example.org.